Super Duck's picture

Currently freaking out about all my tests tomorrow. I managed to even make my history teacher feel bad for me. (Mrs. History Teacher, how about you learn how to spell my name? I mean, I know I'm just a filthy atheist heathen and therefore unimportant, but really, I have been in your class for nearly 3 months and turned in countless papers with my name on them! It's not a weird name, a made-up name, or a foreign name; it's a common name with multiple spelling options, but 3 months is more than enough time to learn it!) Seriously, she said I looked like I was about to break down, and I went into this full-on rant about my life, omitting the extremely personal issues I've been having lately. Her response? "I'll say an atheist prayer for you." Uhh, Mrs. History Teacher? I appreciate your sentiment, but are you even entirely sure of what an atheist is?

I have two HUGE tests and a chemistry quiz (or a "queeeee-uz," as the teacher calls it) tomorrow. I've only studied for the two tests. The quiz is just a quiz, so I'll cram for it during computer class tomorrow. Tomorrow, much like the rest of this week, is going to suck STD-infested donkey penis. I've got to take a break from all that studying. My brain hurts. This has been one of the worst weeks of my life! Ugh! So busy! So awful! At least it's my birthday soon!

I am so stressed. I don't even know what to do. I can't freaking stand school, but I've ranted about that so many times. I just feel horrible this week.

French Class Girl halfway hugged me today. She gave me no warning whatsoever. I felt so violated. I was just minding my own business, and all of a sudden, she grabbed me and pulled me close to her. Then she made someone take a picture, but she deleted it because she thought she looked funny in it. FCG, please, please warn me the next time you feel the uncontrollable urge to touch me.

I need to try and get some sleep. I haven't slept well at all this week. I'm so nervous about my tests tomorrow...


swimmerguy's picture

I find

That it helps to just relax. Take deep breaths, and tell yourself that whatever you're going to get on those tests, well that's what you're going to get.
If you freak out, it'll make you do worse. I usually get some good music, something with a nice bass, going on in my head, and I'm kinda dancing in my chair while taking the tests.
If you can't remember how to do something, it actually helps to think about something else. Concentrating on trying to remember something far lessens the chance you'll actually remember it.
If you get stuck, start thinking about something weird, like PMS issues or whatever you girls think about, and it'll help you calm down and it'll actually help you remember.

No one escapes from life alive

Super Duck's picture

I wish I could've relaxed. I

I wish I could've relaxed. I kept panicking about the other tests, and just... I don't even know.

MacAvity's picture

Atheists can have prayers.

Atheists can have prayers. Lots of atheists (I don't know if you are one of them, as a matter of fact I don't even know if I am, although I kind of think not) believe that the human spirit, human intentions, et cetera have a vague and inexplicable power, so if you pray for someone, your positive thoughts and well-wishing can have an effect almost as though some divine omnipotent sentient being had intervened. Or, you could take 'atheist prayer' to mean 'prayer on behalf of an atheist, with no reflection on the beliefs of the person doing the praying,' in which case she would just be praying to her God, asking him to help the poor little atheist Duck somehow.

Super Duck's picture

I don't know exactly what

I don't know exactly what she meant. She's a bit hard to figure out. I didn't think to ask her what she thought an "atheist prayer" was today.